With Russia pushing for all UN humanitarian aid in Syria to be controlled by Damascus, some Western countries are trying to find ways to bypass the Assad regime
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Hospitals suspend non-emergency procedures, schools close in the last rebel stronghold ■ Russia, China again veto UN Security Council resolution to keep aid flowing through Turkey
U.S. Secretary of State reveals details on the operation while urging the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran
U.K. shadow minister for international development: Open border crossings are critical for Syrians. Without them millions will starve, and face COVID-19 with no medical aid at all. But at the UN Security Council, two countries are blocking those lifelines
This comes one day after Russia and China veto resolution aiming to keep aid coming into war-torn country from Turkey
Pompeo says that without extending the arms embargo, 'Iran will be able to purchase advanced weapons systems and become an arms dealer of choice for terrorists and rogue regimes all throughout the world'
In the tight race, Ireland enlisted the help of U2 singer Bono and took UN ambassadors to a U2 concert, Canada took envoys to a Celine Dion concert
Palestinian President Abbas tells Security Council that 'the plan rewards the occupation,' describes future state envisioned by Trump as 'Swiss cheese'
The Palestinians withdrew their proposed resolution condemning Trump's plan, which was set to be voted upon during the session, claiming it has yet to be finalized
Trump adviser to hold closed-doors meeting in N.Y. with envoys of Security Council's member states as protests planned in Israel to push Netanyahu over annexation vow
Likely to be vetoed by the U.S., the security council resolution will lead to UN debate that could showcase world opinion about the plan
Meanwhile, UN Security Council votes to halt humanitarian aid through northeast passage after Russian argument that it is already delivered by Syria
In a letter to the UN Security Council, US Ambassador Kelly Craft said the U.S. also stands 'ready to engage without preconditions in serious negotiations with Iran'
Ambassador turns to Security Council as U.S. 'self-defense' argument meets skepticism
Israel envoy vindicated by Washington's decision tells Europeans to back off ■ Israeli human rights activist argues there can be no peace without advocating for Palestinian and Israeli well-being equally
According to the UN diplomats, the United States objected to the statement's failure to condemn Hezbollah and its 'moral equivalence' between Israel and the militant group
Political chief urges Security Council members to ensure accountability for human rights violations, deemed 'central to achieving and maintaining durable peace'
Assad government, Russia deny reports they target civilians, argue targeted facilities have been taken over by 'terrorist groups'
American envoys told Security Council members they would oppose draft statement arguing demolition 'undermines prospect for just and lasting peace,' diplomats say
Acting envoy to UN says 'unacceptable' attacks 'raise very serious concerns'
Estonia, Niger, Vietnam and the Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines also won two-year terms on the UN's most powerful body
Proposed statement would have expressed concern about attacks on civilians and potential humanitarian catastrophe if full-scale military operation unfolds
Two weeks ago, the Jerusalem District Court denied a petition by Omar Shakir that sought to halt his deportation. His permit was withdrawn over claims that the activist supports the boycott of Israel
Pompeo has said in the past that Washington would revoke or deny visas to staff seeking to investigate alleged U.S. crimes and abuses as well as those seeking action against Israel
Germany slams Syria: Its request for UN meeting over violation is 'profoundly cynical' ■ Trump's recognition doesn't violate 1974 separation agreement or UN mandates, UN says
Mansour Al-Otaibi tells closed-door Security Council meeting the Israeli decision was 'not acceptable,' while Greenblatt argues 'entirely inappropriate to focus on Israel'
Syria's UN representative calls on Security Council to act against Israel's attacks in Syria and reasserts his country's right over the Golan Heights
Nikolay Mladenov did not say whether the Lebanese government or Hezbollah were blocking access, but U.S. deputy ambassador Jonathan Cohen blames Beirut
Amal Mudallali calls on UN Security Council to act, says Israel is breaching post-Second Lebanon War resolution